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Source: United Way   United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line…

APNewsBreak: Federal black lung fund in danger of drying up

Source: AP News COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a…

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Westmoreland Coal Can End Benefits For Retired Miners, Judge Rules

A judge has confirmed that yet another bankrupt coal company can end health benefits for hundreds of retired miners and their families. Congress is again weighing whether to help them.  

How Bankruptcy Code Factors Into Lost Benefits For Westmoreland Retirees

Source: Wyoming Public Media Two years ago, Jim Bills retired from the Kemmerer mine in Southwestern Wyoming. “After spending seven years in the Air Force, I spent 36 years with Westmoreland coal,” he said. Bills worked as a laborer, truck driver, and driller. His son works there now, too. Bills recalls watching retirees taken care […]

It’s time to correct this insult to miners

Written by: Dr. John P. David A half century ago, Congress was in the midst of a major debate about Coal Mine Health and Safety. A key component was the high incidence rate of black lung. Passage of the act was heralded as a major victory to curb the presence of this incurable and potentially […]

Be An International Representative!

The UMWA is accepting applications for International Representatives.   Positions that may become available are determined by the International Office as opportunities present themselves. All positions may require relocation to other Regions or Districts within the United States and Canada and could potentially require relocation to the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Any positions that become […]

Strong year for CCS at Boundary Dam power plant

Source: World Coal SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam power plant exceeded its daily capture rate targets for 2018, while also achieving the second lowest operating cost per tonne of CO2 captured since 2014. “The strong performance of the CCS facility in 2018 is encouraging and demonstrates that clean coal can […]

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